MANILA—Three major Philippine tourist spots were featured at the Philippine booth during the New York Times Travel Show held at Jacob Javits Convention Center from January 27 to 29, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
Boracay (#1), Palawan (#2), and Cebu (#5) were cited by Condé Nast’s Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards as some of the world’s best.
Anchor destinations in the Philippines, as well as several diving spots, such as Palawan, Bohol, and Boracay were highlighted during the travel show.
The DFA statement said several guests inquired about Palawan because of its reputation as a home to an international island resort and because of other natural attractions such as the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
The New York Times Travel Show is a three-day event featuring nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries.
The Travel Show is one of New York’s most popular attractions during the winter season. It is currently the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America drawing visitors from all over the world.
It has notably grown in attendance within the past few years, as thousands of guests flock to the Javits Center to learn more about global destinations as well as new opportunities in the travel industry.
The event promotes travel to domestic and international hot spots, popular travel sites and off-grid destinations.